Nancy Schwartz on Raising a Son with Trisomy 21 / Down Syndrome

Nancy Schwartz:”Up, Not Down Syndrome: Uplifting Lessons Learned from Raising a Son with Trisomy 21″

Presented February 11, 2021
for Phoenixville Public Library

Up, Not Down Syndrome is a love letter and a map. Experience how it feels to think your life is over after having an unlovable baby. At first the loss seems impossible to overcome. Alex becomes Nancy’s greatest teacher. Love is stronger than fear. Everyone has gifts. The book consists of three parts: the story, the lessons Alex taught Nancy, and Alex’s perspective. Up, Not Down Syndrome is a promise to stay positive, no matter what: up, not down. Nancy’s journey gets to the core of what it is to be human.

Nancy M. Schwartz has taught in Pennsylvania for 26 years. She holds certificates as an ESL program specialist, reading specialist, and elementary and early education teacher. Nancy’s undergraduate degree came from Temple University, and she attended graduate school at Saint Joseph’s University. Nancy spent several summers studying at the Teachers College Columbia University, Reading and Writing Project. She enjoys ballet, reading, writing, art, fashion, animals, music, and, most of all, motherhood. This is her first book. More info at https://upnotdownbook.com​.

Alphabet Meditations for Teachers: Eveyrday Wisdom for Educators

SKU 978-1-932690-88-0
$19.95
In stock
1
Product Details

Alphabet Meditations: Everyday Wisdom for Educators

Readers of these meditations will get back in touch with why they wanted to teach in the first place--because they care about kids and want to make a meaningful contribution to their lives. By using these meditations with the guide at the end of the book, teachers will:

  • Sharpen intuitive abilities.
  • Through letting go, watch issues be resolved easily.
  • Simply enjoy relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Enjoy teaching more by focusing on what's really important.
  • Be peaceful, regardless of what is going on.

Educators and Administrators Praise Alphabet Meditations for Teachers"Alphabet Meditations for Teachers is a most needed antidote to the toxic side effects of our accumulated reactions to institutional rigidity and regimentation; to models of efficiency that privilege technocratic instruction over meaningful and organic teaching and
learning."
--Caroline Eick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Education Department, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD


"Alphabet Meditations for Teachers tugs at the heart strings of all teachers who yearn for wisdom in seeking the answers to those struggles and frustrations faced by our profession. Nestled in the
honest questioning and prayers are answers for teachers regarding the spiritual power of teaching and the magnificent ignition of discovery, laughter, and true community in our classrooms."
--Sherry Henderson, Principal, Trinity Episcopal School, Marshall, TX


About the Author

A native of southwest Oklahoma, Nancy Oelklaus began her career as a high school English teacher in Marshall, Texas. She earned the B.A. in Communications, cum laude, from Oklahoma Baptist University, the M.A. in English from the University of North Texas and the doctorate in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University, Commerce, where she was named an outstanding graduate. For nine years she served as assistant superintendent for instructional services in Marshall, TX, followed by nine years as executive director for the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Another book in the Growing With Love series from
Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com


For more information please visit www.HeadToHeart.com
Save this product for later

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *